Latest Blogs from Science

Coral and sponge garden 550m, deep-sea benthic video sled image

by Stephen Long, Chris Yesson & Bridget Sparrow-Scinocca...

UK Swallowtail

On June 14 2020, we are celebrating the second ever World Swallowtail Day, and while we can’t have a traditional celebration this year, we can...

Oni the okapi’s six-month scan
by ZSL on

ZSL's Head of Wildlife Services describes a routine ultrasound that was in fact, anything but routine.

Two scientists wearing rubber gloves investigating a dead animal
by ZSL on

The world is undergoing a global public health crisis following the emergence of COVID-19, a disease which almost certainly originated from a...

green graphic image of coronavirus

Professor Andrew Cunningham, ZSL's Deputy Director of Science, explores diseases in wild animal populations.

Photo - a red squirrel

Why Red Squirrel translocations should be planned carefully...

photo - an adult Petrel (bird) sits on its nest.

PhD student Kirsty Franklin discusses her fieldwork on Round Island, in Mauritius.

Photo - Close-up photo of a pool frog held and scanned with a small hand-held device
by ZSL on

In collaboration with partners, our DRAHS team have been working on the reintroduction of pool frogs in Norfolk.

Photo - UV light shining on turtle shell, revealing a hand-print
by ZSL on

ZSL researchers Louise Gibson and Alex Thomas reveal how they’ve swapped their lab coats for trench coats, tackling the illegal wildlife trade...

porthole of a boat window with iceberg shown
by ZSL on

Naomi Berkowitz gives us a look 'through the porthole' into the wider word of mapping the unexplored sea floor in Disko Bay, Greenland.

Select a blog

Careers at ZSL

Our people are our greatest asset and we realise our vision for a world where wildlife thrives through their ideas, skills and passion. An inspired, informed and empowered community of people work, study and volunteer together at ZSL.

ZSL London Zoo

A blog for lovers of ZSL London Zoo, bringing you extraordinary animal facts and exclusive access to the world's oldest scientific zoo.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Do you love wildlife? Discover more about our amazing animals at the UK's biggest zoo!


We're working around the world to conserve animals and their habitats, find out more about our latest achievements.


From the field to the lab, catch up with the scientists on the cutting edge of conservation biology at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology.


A day in Discovery and Learning at ZSL is never dull! The team tell us all about the exciting sessions for school children, as well as work further afield.

Artefact of the month

Every month, one of the pieces held in ZSL’s Library and at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will feature here as Artefact of the Month.

Wild About

Read testimonials from our Members and extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos archipelago is a rare haven for marine biodiversity. Hear from the team about our projects to protect the environments in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).

Asia Conservation Programme

ZSL works across Asia, from the famous national parks of Nepal to marine protected areas in the Philippines. Read the latest updates on our conservation.

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

An Open Access journal for research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation.